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Falcons sign LB Bruce Carter to extension

The reserve linebacker and special teamer will return.

The Atlanta Falcons have officially signed linebacker Bruce Carter to a one-year extension, the team announced Monday.

The 8-year veteran linebacker joined the Falcons during the 2018 season, when free safety Ricardo Allen was placed on injured reserve and linebacker Richard Jarvis was waived. Prior to joining the Falcons, Carter spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and New York Jets. He was originally a second round selection by the Cowboys in the 2011 NFL Draft. Carter finished 2018 with 21 combined tackles, and 5 assisted tackles for the Falcons.

The extension is only for a year, and should likely to viewed as a quality depth move. Bruce Carter’s best game as a Falcon was against the Washington Redskins, where he had 7 total tackles. He’ll be counted upon to provide depth at linebacker and some special teams value, and we’ll now have to see if the Falcons add Kemal Ishmael back or if they draft a new linebacker to round out the corps.

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